International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 41-51

First online:

Divine hiddenness and creaturely resentment

  • Travis DumsdayAffiliated withDepartment of Religious Studies, Livingstone College Email author 

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On Schellenberg’s formulation of the problem of divine hiddenness, a loving God would ensure that anyone capable of having a relationship with Him, and not resisting it, would be granted sufficient evidence to make belief in God rationally indubitable. And He would do this by granting a powerful religious experience to every person at the moment he or she reaches the age of reason. Here I lay out a new reason why God might delay revelation of himself, justifiably allowing for some nonresistant nonbelief.


God Divine hiddenness Schellenberg Theism Christianity Theodicy